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BALTIC BIRCH

The European Edge

Russian Birch plywood is uniquely manufactured with multiple ply’s of Birch veneer, used uniformly, throughout the panel. Each layer of birch veneer is peeled at 1.3mm or 1.5mm thickness giving the panel a multi-ply edge that is both aesthetically attractive, and offers unmatched strength and stability. Birch plywood from Russia has been available in the United States for over forty years, and still today, goes by the trade name of Baltic Birch. Historically, only available in 5’x5′ sheets, today Russia has expanded production to include numerous other formats, such as 4’x8′ and 10’x5′.

Baltic Birch is available in a wide range of standard thickness variations, such as: 3mm, 6mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 15mm, 18mm, 21mm, 24mm, 25mm, 28mm, 30mm, 35mm, and 40mm. Special thickness and tolerances can be arranged with our mills to include specialty thickness such as 11.1mm, 12.7mm, and 17.5mm, for laminating face veneers to achieve a final construction thickness as per the customer’s request. Baltic Birch plywood offers a virtually void-free construction to help reduce reject rates and offers great machinability and tremendous screw holding strength.

Russia currently has an estimated 22% of the world’s forest cover and more forest area than any other country in the world. Today Russia makes up only 6% of all plywood imported to the United States. The market for Baltic Birch plywood in the United States has seen continuous year to year growth, as it replaces traditional plywood options currently available to woodworkers especially where, strength, stability, and quality are required.
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